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A metaphor is a relational way of thinking. Think of some ways you could finish this sentence: A day at the zoo is like my English class because …

Make a diagram on a piece of paper similar to what is shown below. Put a word in the centre of the main circle. Think of other words that seem to go with that one word (there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ here, just your creative possibilities!), and put them into adjoining ovals. As more and more words or ideas come into your mind, develop the page more and more completely.

From each of the outside ovals, draw two or three lines and add more words on these lines!

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From here, please proceed to Thinking Through Metaphor #2


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